Berlin Residency Award


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Travel Scholarship
Scholarship value Up to $20,000
Scholarship duration The scholarship may be held for the period of travel, up to a maximum of 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 2 December 2019
Closing date 24 February 2020


This award, made possible by Mr Simon Hewett and Ms Maria Crealey, is  established by Adjunct Professor Ian Kemish AM and Ms Roxanne Martens, will allocate support and encourage postgraduate students to engage in research and related activities in and around Berlin, Germany. The donors of this scholarship are motivated by a desire to strengthen ties between Germany and Australia, to promote postgraduate research and engagement opportunities in Berlin and to open up new connections for collaboration between UQ and German Humanities scholars and institutions.

This round of the Berlin Residency Award is for travel between February - December, 2020.


  • The scholarship is open to current HDR candidates in the fields of the Humanities, Social Science and the Arts.
  • The activities undertaken by the student as part of their travel must leverage unique research capabilities or collections of German institutions, with the potential to increase overall Australia-Germany engagement in the long term.
  • The travel must occur to and around Berlin, Germany.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To submit your application, apply online and attach the following completed documents by no later than 11:59pm Monday 24 February 2020.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected on the basis of:

  • evidence of relevant background and expertise for the proposed project to which the travel relates;
  • viability of the project being undertaken;
  • how the travel contributes to the postgraduate student’s development and builds new connections for UQ-wide collaboration;
  • commitment to developing deeper ties between Germany and Australia; and
  • potential impact of the program on the applicant’s academic and professional future.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising:

  • The Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, or their delegate; and
  • Academic representatives as invited by the Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Applications are closed.


Graduate School
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a philanthropic HDR travel scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships
  • Any changes to the destination, purpose, or dates of travel requires prior approval from the Graduate School. Failure to obtain the approval may forfeit the award.  Retrospective changes will not be approved. 
  • Applicants must seek approval for the proposed activities and travel from their Principal Supervisor before submitting an application.
  • Applicants are responsible for arranging appropriate UQ travel insurance.
  • Successful applicants must submit a Report on Travel and a reconciled budget with scanned copies of airfare and accommodation receipts to the Graduate School within one month of their return.
  • Donors may invite the recipient to present on the work conducted as part of the scholarship, in which case they must comply or risk losing the scholarship.
  • Holders of these philanthropic scholarships must acknowledge them in any paper that is published as a result of the research conducted while the recipient held the scholarship.

Special Conditions

  • The student may be required to complete a report on travel, which will be shared with the donor.
  • The student may be requested to present their findings publicly.
Applications are closed.